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Sony Announce PlayStation Hits Budget Game Range

Play the hits.

Following in the footsteps of Sony’s Platinum and Essentials budget game range, the company has now announced PlayStation Hits. dropping the price of 23 PlayStation 4 titles down to a day to day price of £15.99. The range will be available from the PS Store and select retails at this price starting on 18th July.

While many of these games are often available for this price or less anyway, it’s a way of creating a line of games designed for newcomers to the platform to catch up on older titles. What’s quite unusual is that it’s taken Sony this long to get to this point, when the PS3 already had its Essentials range launch in 2008.

Though predominantly focussed on games form the first couple years of the console’s life, there’s one or two newer titles in the mix as well, such as Uncharted 4 and Yakuza 0.

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • DRIVECLUB
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Bloodborne
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Project CARS
  • Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Rayman Legends
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Need For Speed
  • Need For Speed Rivals
  • EA SPORTS UFC 2
  • Yakuza 0
  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow Of New Despair
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

Naturally this is just the start of the budget line up with more games to be added to it over time.

Source: press release

7 Comments
  1. wonkey-willy
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    Since: Jan 2010
    Comment posted on 19/06/2018 at 16:23.
  2. wonkey-willy
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    Since: Jan 2010
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      Slightly unfair to compare the price in a sale or a discounted price from some other website against the new £15.99 RRP, isn’t it?

      Comment posted on 19/06/2018 at 16:49.
  3. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    No!
    Would you be happy paying £15.99 for watchdogs?

    Comment posted on 19/06/2018 at 17:03.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      That’s £19 less than it currently is from the PS store. And £4 more than the cheapest (new) price on Amazon.

      And once this new budget range is available, it’ll probably be available for less than £15.99 from various places. And at a lower price than it’s been before next time Sony put it on sale.

      Paid more for it when I got it, had lots of fun with it, and mine had an actual real hat with it. Which doesn’t fit, because either my head is too big, or someone thought an 18-rated game should come with a hat for a very small child.

      So £15.99 seems like a perfectly decent price, especially as that’s only the recommended price.

      Comment posted on 19/06/2018 at 17:21.
  4. ron_mcphatty
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    Since: Sep 2008

    Oh dear, the global marketing department didn’t abbreviation-proof their new range’s title! Looking forward to some good old PShits.

    Comment posted on 19/06/2018 at 17:57.
    • MrYd
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      Oh, bollocks. I’m not going to be able to think of it as anything else now.

      Curiously, Sony seem to be using playstation-hits on the various versions of their website. Except the page https://www.playstation.com/en-ae/campaigns/ps-hits/

      Using a hyphen doesn’t necessarily help.

      (Weirdly, they get a bundle of a PS4 and 3 games for £250, and an extra controller for 20p more. Nobody tell the gamergate idiots that Sony are doing “Huge Ramadan Deals”)

      Comment posted on 19/06/2018 at 18:10.